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Spokane has second fastest commute in Washington

When it comes to commuting, Spokane has the sec-fastest times in the state.


City agrees to move driving speed feedback sign on Maple Street amid outcry from West Central neighborhood

The sign was installed at the end of last summer at a location two blocks north of where the neighborhood wanted it. After making several pleas to move the sign …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Spokane City Council approves $300,000 road paving project with car tab fees

The work will be completed this fall to the Lower Crossing neighborhood, which has experienced washouts in recent years on the only road that leads to the small cluster of …


Car tab fees would be used to pay for paving of dirt road to small, historic neighborhood near Kendall Yards

City officials and neighbors say paving a 900-foot stretch of dirt road is necessary due to the threat of uncontrollable fires and stormwater runoff. But a citizens board tasked with …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

PIRG calls North Spokane Corridor a ‘boondoggle’

Spokane’s north-south freeway is one of nine highway projects featured in “Highway Boondoggles 4,” a report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group issued in June.


100 years ago in Spokane: Mom organizes book donations for soldiers in Alaska

Mrs. C.A. Russell of Spokane had a son, Private Robert Russell, serving in Fort Gibbons, Alaska. Through him, she learned that some 200 soldiers, stationed at isolated stations in the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Off-street parking lots waived for some apartment projects in Spokane

The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to offer an exemption from parking space requirements for some apartment complexes within city limits. The plan was pitched as a way …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Spokane school zone speed cameras snare 21,500 motorists, net $4 million in fines

Ticketing speeders in school zones has been a lucrative undertaking. Since 2016, the cameras have caught 21,500 drivers speeding past Longfellow and Finch elementary schools. The fines have generated $4 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Beep Beeeeeep! Traffic greets U.S. Open golfers at Shinnecock Hills

The world’s best golfers are crossing their fingers and hoping for luck as they head to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open this week. It’s not the pin placements or …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Special delivery gives Lewiston couple reason to celebrate

Dominick Porquis, 25, and his wife, Alaina, 24, managed to avoid the traffic congestion, but they didn’t quite make it to the hospital before Alaina gave birth to the couple’s …


Getting There: Other Washington cities show more progress in fleet electrification than Spokane

In 2007, Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law that said cities, counties and other local governments and entities had to switch their vehicle fleets to run solely on …


Memorial Day weekend brings more traffic, higher gas price and warm weather

Highways, border crossings and ferry docks in Washington are likely to clog with traffic for Memorial Day weekend – travelers, plan accordingly.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Expect street closures downtown this weekend

Downtown traffic will be a little dicey Saturday, as many streets will be temporarily closed for the annual Junior Lilac Parade. Construction near the Spokane Convention Center, which is hosting …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Online survey asks downtown Spokane, University District parkers what they want

The results of the survey, which will be available through the end of May, are expected to inform the results of Spokane’s first parking study in more than seven years.


Then and Now: The steel Monroe Street Bridge, 1892-1909

The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see …


China: Many Chinese dead, hurt in North Korea traffic crash

A large number of Chinese tourists have been killed and injured in a “major traffic accident” in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said Monday.


Slower speed limits suggested near Spokane city parks

Neighborhood residents have been asking the city to address speeding on residential roads after a new state law was passed giving local governments more authority to set speed limits. One …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Monroe ‘road diet’ gets first contract approval ahead of planned construction this spring

The Spokane City Council has put pen-to-paper on the first portion of work along North Monroe Street to reduce traffic lanes from four to two. The city expects work to …


Developer drops plans for controversial North Indian Trail apartment complex

Developer Harley Douglass is pursuing a different use for 50 acres of undeveloped land off North Indian Trail Road, according to paperwork filed last month with the Washington Court of …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

Teenager killed in vehicle collision on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene

A teenager is dead and a man is in jail after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene on Friday night.


Passenger killed, driver injured in I-90 rollover

A driver was injured and a passenger killed after their car lost control and rolled off of Interstate 90 Friday morning.


Spokane looks to expand school zone cameras, sidewalk and street improvements in 2019

A Spokane City Council proposal would double the number of traffic cameras to catch school-zone speeders.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Cost overruns prompt request for additional $250,000 for Lincoln and Monroe downtown paving project

The Spokane City Council will be asked to add an additional quarter of a million dollars to the two-year paving project that caused headaches for downtown businesses and pedestrians. The …


Spokane officials balk at billing for sidewalk snow clearing

The proposal, which has been tabled for this snow season, would have allowed the city to hire crews to clear trouble areas near schools and businesses. Officials also say they …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Man dies after being run over at the corner of Howard and First

A man was killed in downtown Spokane on Saturday after being run over by a vehicle in what appears to have been a parking accident, according to police.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Bonners Ferry woman dies in auto crash in Sandpoint

Susan L. Rogers, 74, was traveling northbound in a Volkswagen Beetle near milepost 478 around 1 p.m, when she lost control on the slick road and slid into the southbound …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Man sustains life-threatening injuries after crashing into RVs near Barker Road

A 20-year-old Silver Valley man suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday night after crashing into an RV business on Barker Road near the I-90 interchange.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Spokane announces new snow plowing plan: 5 changes for your winter preparations

Plows will roll sooner, and parking restrictions will change under a new snow plowing plan intended to avoid the issues of last year’s response. Chief among the changes is the …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

SUV rolls into North Monroe storefront

An SUV rolled through the intersection of Monroe Street and College Avenue at roughly 7:30 p.m. Sunday night to crash head-on into the plexi-glass exterior of the storefront opposite.


Traffic accident kills 4 bison in Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park rangers are investigating a traffic accident that left four bison dead in northwest Wyoming.